Class four: Portland!
Oh, Portland, City of Roses: you have our hearts. What a beautiful city, what an incredible group of women, and what a bloody good time we had!
The Blogcademy: Portland was everything we could have hoped for… And then some! Of course, none of this would even be possible without our amazing sponsors. Thank you to each and every one of these babes for helping to make this event happen!
Ears from Crown & Glory – no Blogcadette worth their salt is ever without a pair of ears place firmly on his or her head!
IF Ladies sent us a huge box of quirky purses, cards, tee-shirts, umbrellas and nail wraps!
MARGRAVINE x Sewmaryann made some custom hair bows which doubled as brooches in Blogcademy blue and silver glitter. They would also like to offer anyone reading this 15% off any order from their online shop until the end of May! Simply use discount code BLOG15 to qualify.
Moorea Seal supplied all this amazing jewellery.
The glittery Head Full of Feathers shoe clips added some much needed sparkle to our toes.
The Pink Samurai painstakingly knitted 30 beautiful teal and grey scarves.
Lex Cosmetics via Cloud Parade supplied everyone with fantastic grey glittery nail varnish.
The greeting cards were from the super talented Mr Yen.
Everyone also got an awesome Basik 855 coin purse.
Paige Lavoie sent these fun Blogcademy branded mini hats which we all rocked in the photo booth. Finally, the amazing Paul Jarvis supplied a free digital download of his book, How to Be Awesome Online, for everyone (obviously not pictured).
Phew. Never can it be said that we don’t spoil those Blogcadettes of ours. Alongside their custom city tote bags, workbook magazine and other branded treats, those goodie bags were packed.
We also had some amazing décor sponsors this time as well. We fell held over heels for these teal and pink tassels and rainbow confetti from The Paper Jar via Cloud Parade… and we seriously battled over who got to take them home afterwards!
The whole shebang was photographed and videoed (!) by the utterly incredible, inspiring and amazing Made U Look Photography. We are so immensely grateful that they packed up their car and drove the 14 hour route from where they live in Bakersfield to Portland to be with us for the workshop. Christina, Marielle & Alie… We love you girls!
The next round of workshops are taking place in June and we’re off to New York and Minneapolis! We are currently accepting sponsors for both dates so if you’d like to get your product or service in front of 30 enthusiastic bloggers as well as featured on our blogs (with a combined reach of over one million readers - yowzer!) then, don’t be shy, get in touch.
And if you’d like to join us at one of the workshops we still have spaces remaining for both dates. Booking your spot couldn’t be simpler, but feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions before you book.
We can’t wait to hit the road again really soon. Roll on June!
All Photography: Made U Look Photography